WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) - Students at an Isle of Wight County school have been without air conditioning after a compressor went out.
Kenita Bowers with Isle of Wight County Public Schools told WAVY.com the principal of Windsor High School was told about the issue Tuesday. Two seven-foot fans were set up on the second floor and the windows were opened, Bowers said.
The air conditioning is expected to be repaired no later than May 17.
"It felt humid, like really humid, sticky, and hot," Windsor High student Kaitlin Duck said.
"It's really hot like scorching in there," student Missy Small said. "I was in a classroom it was like 88 degrees in there. We had to come out of that classroom because it didn't have windows."
Tammy Walker, whose niece attends Windsor, picked her up Friday.
"I hope they have it on next week, because it's supposed to warm next week," Walker said. "They don't need to be in there when it's hot. The heat really takes a toll, and I wouldn't want that on anyone's child in this heat."
And if the heat rises any more next week Walker says her niece won't be attending school.
"She won't be going. That's too hot," Walker said.
Parents say the AC broke at Windsor High last year, and they say budget cuts could be to blame.
"I think they need to get something done with the air conditioning cause they did it last year with the
AC," Walker said. "I think it's due to the budget cuts sometimes, they don't want to get them worked on like they should."
The principal told WAVY.com he was not sure if the AC broke last year, because this is his first year at Windsor High. The facilities and maintenance anticipate the compressor will arrive before we get into warmer temperatures
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